Alzheimer’s disease is one the most common form of mental illnesses. It is becoming a crisis in India. With 1.6 million cases diagnosed already, this mental disease causes the brain functions to decline slowly. It’s a degenerative disease, which slowly and gradually hinders the mental ability and capability of an individual to perform daily tasks.
Commonly seen after the age of 65 years, Alzheimer’s can also start showing signs in 40’s and 50’s. Memory loss, inability to perform daily tasks and anger outbursts are a few problems among many with Alzheimer’s.
While India houses a large number of Alzheimer patients, there are a lot of myths associated with the disease.